✹ About Monday 24 September 1660 dave davis on 25 Sep 2013 • Link Being an autodidact with serious study habits (that include the 17th-18th centuries) I ask you to bend your thoughts from cheerful complacency and acceptance. Please consider that men in Pepys time were skilled hypocrites and sexists, that their coarseness is even rather distasteful. Better to read poetry, history, and In my opinion, it's better to read a Rochester or a Donne, to find other interests. Try to find realism. For example, move on to Sean O'Casey. Listen to Mozart.